Fodor's Expert Review Yakapark Restaurant

Tlos Ruins Family

Continue up the hill beyond Tlos to the nearby village of Yaka Köyü (it's signposted) and you'll reach the vast but peaceful Yakapark Restaurant, which is on the site of a now-demolished windmill and which has become an attraction in its own right. The enormous space, which seats up to 600 people, has its own trout farm, guaranteeing the freshest of fish. Water is everywhere here, gurgling around traditional Turkish wooden platforms where diners sit, and there is even a little channel in the bar where fish can swim around your chilled beer. Bring a bathing suit if you dare—the waters of the wading pool are so icy, owners promise a free drink to anyone who can withstand them for 10 whole minutes. If you can manage for a full 15 minutes, your drink and entire meal are free.

Family Casual Turkish $

Quick Facts

Yaka Köyü
Mugla  48300, Turkey

252-634–0036

www.yakapark.com.tr

Known For:
  • Fresh trout
  • Reasonable prices
  • Nicely chilled beer

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